Posts Tagged 'Greek Orthodox Church'

Furlongs is back, now on Tiverton Way

■ Tommy Walters is back in business with another Furlongs.
Walters, a Louisiana native who is known for his great Cajun specialties, has been in and out, and round and about, the restaurant business since 1990. He began his career in Lexington at Laffite’s Rendezvous; opened The Hidden Cove and The Louisiana Café, and the original Furlongs in 1993 at Fayette Place. It closed in 1995, and reopened at 735 East Main Street a year later. It moved to the former Coach House location at 855 South Broadway, and later returned to East Main Street. The name changed after a dispute between Walters and his business partner in 2008. Walters also was a partner in the Riptide Restaurant on the Kentucky River, and most recently has been catering.
The new Furlongs is at 130 West Tiverton Way, in the former Corky’s BBQ spot. Hours are 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 3 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Call (859) 523-5500.

Open on Saturday
Della’s Diner, 124 North Upper Street, is opening at 7:30 a.m. Saturdays to serve breakfast and lunch to farmers market shoppers. Call (859) 281-1141.
New menus
Sabio, 380 South Mill Street, has a new menu for spring. Lunch items include roasted lamb sandwich and fried green tomato salad. For dinner, there’s chicken marsala, fresh ahi tuna, crispy duck breast, and shrimp gnocchi. Call (859) 368-9901 or go to
Bd’s Mongolian Grill, 2309 Sir Barton Way, has joined the National Restaurant Association’s Kids LiveWell program, an initiative designed to help parents make healthful choices for their children when dining out. The Kids LiveWell menu options include teriyaki chicken and a vegetarian item. Other participating restaurants are at Call (859) 264-0686 or go to
■ Bluegrass Pride will host an Earth Day event from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Good Foods Market & Café and Habitat for Humanity ReStore on Southland Drive. The Good Foods grill out, 4 to 8 p.m., will feature hamburgers, hot dogs, vegan burgers. Call (859) 266-1572 or go to or
Wines On Vine, 400 Old Vine Street, is having a French rosé tasting from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Call (859) 243-0017.
■ The Greek Orthodox Church, 920 Tates Creek Road, will hold  its monthly dinner from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Chefs Jim Scalos and Chris Eliopoulos will prepare pasta with a choice of garlic-walnut sauce; artichoke, lemon and olive oil; red sauce with mushrooms, and marinara. Cost is $10. Go to
■ The weekend specials at Grey Goose, 170 Jefferson Street, include pizza (chili con queso-grilled chicken, roasted poblanos, cilantro, red onion, pico de gallo and fried tortilla strips) and red wine braised lamb shanks. Call (859) 233-1500.
Farmers market report
Bluegrass Farmers Market will have spring greens, eggs, sweet potatoes, squash, honey, baked goods, jams, herb seasoning, lamb and goat meats, soaps, and bean soup mix. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 3450 Richmond Road, in the parking lot of Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs. Go to

Nephew’s now in driver’s seat with Greek food truck

The late George Ouraniou served Greek specialties at community events.

The late George ­Ouraniou left his mark on Lexington by providing authentic Greek dishes to Central Kentuckians at a time when there were few ethnic restaurants in town. Ouraniou served his Greek specialties at many community events, and now his nephew Ilias Pappas is carrying on tradition by taking over Ouraniou’s mobile food-vendor business, the Athenian Grille.
The food truck will be at these ­locations through Oct. 26: 3454 ­Richmond Road, next to Glenn Auto Mall, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; and West Sixth Brewery, 501 West Sixth Street, 5 to 10 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The menu includes spinach pie, moussaka, Greek salad, hummus, baklava and gyros. Call (859) 351-1605  or go to


■ Julian Van Winkle III, president of Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery in ­Frankfort, will join chef Jonathan Lundy for a special dinner Thursday at ­Jonathan at Gratz Park for the third year in a row. The restaurant, 120 West Second Street, will be closed for normal service, and there are limited ­reservations available for the dinner.
The five-course menu will ­complement whiskeys that will not ­arrive in retail stores until later this year. Included are Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year 107 Proof and Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 20 year. Cocktails start at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner seating at 7. The cost is $120. Call (859) 252-4949.
■ The menu for Saturday’s Dinner Night at the Greek Orthodox Church will feature specialties from Romania. Vlad Radulescu, a Lexington physician, will prepare the dinner, and wines will be provided by River Bend Winery. Hours are 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The menu includes roasted pork, sauerkraut rolls and Romanian beef sausages. The church is at 920 Tates Creek Road. Go to
Lover’s Leap Vineyards & Winery, 1180 Lanes Mill Road, Lawrenceburg, will hold its first fall fling from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. There will be live music from 1 to 3 p.m., and food will be  provided by Talk of the Town in ­Lawrenceburg. Proceeds go to the Anderson Humane Society. Call (502) 839-1299 or go to
■ The South Limestone Association of Merchants is having a Rally Time block party Friday for the University of ­Kentucky homecoming. Businesses along the street will have special deals. Kennedy Book Store will hand out free UK ­basketball calendars until 6 p.m. and Pazzo’s Pizza Pub will have half-price ­appetizers from 4 to 7 p.m. Tin Roof, Local Taco and Two Keys also are participating.


■ Holiday flavors have returned to Graeter’s. The ice cream shop at 836 Euclid Avenue is scooping cinnamon, pumpkin, eggnog and peppermint stick through December.  Call (859) 253-6741 or go to
Ted’s Montana Grill has given its Web site,, a new look that includes several new features, including direct e-gift card purchase. Go to ­
for a chance to win gift cards for ­complimentary menu items through Dec. 31. Ted’s is at 2304 Sir Barton Way. Call (859) 263-5228.
Old Chicago, 1924 Pavilion Way, is having a Halloween mini tour ­featuring eight seasonal beers, ­including ­Woodchuck seasonal cider, Blue Moon harvest pumpkin ale, Widmer ­Brothers Pitch Black IPA and New Castle ­Werewolf. Call (859) 977-4640  or go to
Saul Good Restaurant & Pub and founder Rob Perez have received ­national recognition in the trade ­publication Nation’s Restaurant News. You can read how the sports-bar concept appeals to female consumers at

Farmers market report

■ Myka Smith-Jackson, a winner of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge sponsored by Epicurious and Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative, will be at Lexington Farmers Market on Saturday. She will partner with Alex Jenkins, chef at Good Foods Market and Café, to use fresh market ingredients to prepare her winning recipe for perfect curry chicken wraps. The wraps may be sampled from 9 to 11 a.m. at Fifth Third Bank Pavilion in Cheapside Park. Go to
Bluegrass Farmers  Market will have tomatoes, winter squash, eggplant, peppers, beer cheese, baked goods, soup bean mix, greens, sweet potatoes, eggs, herb seasoning, jams and pumpkins. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at 3450 Richmond Road, in the parking lot  of Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs. Go to


Fat Tuesday celebrations

Restaurants are celebrating Fat Tuesday with parties and cajun specialties. It’s the day when people eat all they want of everything and anything as the following day is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of a long fasting period for Christians. The events listed take place on Tuesday, unless otherwise noted.

A la lucie, 159 North Limestone, is serving cajun favorites such as jambalaya, gumbo, etouffee, and king cake. The prixe fixe menu is $35. Call (859) 252-5277.  Sour Mash Jug Band will entertain.

Bayou Bluegrass is having its 14th annual Mardi Gras celebration at the Red Mile, 200 Red Mile Road. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and cost is $15. The menu includes fried catfish, red beans and rice, chicken and sausage gumbo, cajun smoked brisket, chicken creole, and bread pudding.

Dinner seatings are at 5:30, 7, and 8 p.m. and the menu includes boiled crawfish, fried alligator, shrimp etouffee, crawfish pie, king cake, and Na’wlins pralines. Cost is $28. Reservations are necessary. Call (859) 233-0814  or e-mail

Bourbon n’ Toulouse, 829 Euclid Avenue, will begin its 7th annual Fat Tuesday party at 11 a.m. with king cakes, and Ale-8-One will be giving away drinks and promotional items. Starting at 6:30 p.m., 750 pounds of boiled crawfish will be served. The Tall Boys will be playing at 7:30 p.m. next door at The Chevy Chase Inn. The Beer Trappe will also open at 11a.m. for extra seating. Carry-out orders are available. Call (859) 335-0300 or e-mail

Gumbo Ya Ya, 1080 South Broadway, will be holding its 9th annual celebration and its menu features alligator sauce piquant, crawfish etouffee, crawfish creole, and free slices of King cake. Call (859) 252-9292 or go to

The Julep Cup, 111 Woodland Avenue, is serving a New Orleans style menu for the weekend, as well as on Tuesday. Included are chicken and andouille gumbo; sole almondine with stewed tomato and okra and crab jambalaya; roasted pork loin with andouille and crawfish etouffee; and New Orleans style beignets with chicory chocolate sauce. Call (859) 226-0300.

■ Don your Mardi Gras costumes for Ramsey’s Diners’ 23rd annual Fat Tuesday parties. “Once again we will be going to New Orleans to bring back live, and thus cooked to order, crawfish to accompany our homemade seafood gumbo and red beans and rice with fresh baked French toast,” owner Rob Ramsey said. Hours are 11 a.m. “till there ain’t no more.” Locations are at

Windy Corner Market and Restaurant, 4595 Bryan Station Road, will serve popcorn crawfish with remoulade, oysters on the half shell, crawfish etouffee, red beans and rice, cajun burger, and gumbo. Dinner specials also include crispy stuffed soft shell crabs with shrimp and andouille, and fresh amberjack griddle-seared with cajun spices. The Pawpaw Pickers will entertain. Call (859) 294-9338 or go to


Thai Orchid Cafe and Seedleaf are having the first “Soups In” fundraising series from noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Participants will help prepare Thai Orchid’s roasted butternut squash and coconut soup using fresh local produce from Seedleaf. Cost is $35 a person or $50 a couple. Thai Orchid is at 1030 South Broadway. Call (859) 288-2170.

Seedleaf nourishes communities by growing, cooking, sharing, and recycling food to increase the amount, affordability, nutritional value, and sustainability of food available to people at risk of hunger in Central Kentucky.

Heirloom Restaurant, 125 East Main Street in Midway, offers half-price wines on Wednesday and the wines are from Spain. Heirloom has live music, tapas specials, and wine flights on Thursday. Call (859) 846-5565 or visit

■ The monthly Greek dinner at Greek Orthodox Church, 920 East High Street, will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Entrees, priced from $10 to $14, include lamb, slow cooked with bulgur, vegetables and raisins; shrimp, sautéed in wine, olive oil, onions and bay leaves; and penne pasta with white wine, seasonal vegetables and Greek spices. A la carte items are available. Wines provided by Wight-Meyer Vineyards of Shepherdsville.

Wines on Vine, 400 Old Vine Street, will have a wine tasting on Wednesday with guest speaker Tom Kenefick, owner of Kenefick Ranch Winery in Napa. He will present four of his wines from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m.

On Tuesday, the topic for the monthly wine class will be how glassware affects the taste and quality of wine. Cost is $20 and includes a magnum level Riedel glass to take home. Hours are 6 to 7 p.m. Call (859) 243-0017.

Hall of Fame Day at Old Friends includes barbecue, sauce contest

Old Friends ­Thoroughbred Retirement Farm has partnered with the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame and Nick Ryan’s Saloon to present Hall of Fame Day on Monday.

The event will honor Hall of Fame legend Skip Away, who recently was laid to rest at Old Friends, and Hall of Fame greats Noor and Precisionist, also buried at the farm.

The event starts at 3 p.m. at Old Friends, 1841 Paynes Depot Road, Georgetown, and will be followed by a benefit hosted by Nick Ryan’s at 6. The menu includes barbecue ribs and pulled pork. Roger Bondurant will entertain.

Festivities also include a barbecue sauce bake-off. A classic recipe from Nick Ryan’s chef will face off against a zesty Cajun-style sauce by Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux and a tangy blend created by staffers at Old Friends. Guests will have the chance to vote on their favorites. Tickets are $50. Call Old Friends at (502) 863-1775.

Special events

■ The Bigg Blue Martini at the Hilton Lexington/Downtown Hotel, 369 West Vine Street, will host a tailgate party ­Friday in celebration of Big Blue ­Madness. The first open practice of the 2011-12 season for the University of Kentucky’s men’s and women’s ­basketball teams will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Rupp Arena. Bigg Blue’s tailgate party will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and after the practice. Festivities will include live music by Plan B. Go to

■ Once a month, the Greek Orthodox Church at 920 Tates Creek Road serves authentic Greek dinners. The October dinner, prepared by chef Jim Scalos, will be 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Go to

■ The Oleika Shrine Temple Legion of Honor will have its annual all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Tickets are $6 for adults; $3 for children; half-price for ­active-duty military members, ­firefighters and police officers; and free for ages 6 and younger. The temple is at 326 Southland Drive.

The Crossroad on Southland, 286 Southland Drive, will celebrate its first anniversary Friday. The menu includes Italian beef with house-made giardiniara; smoked Texas links; smoked beef brisket; and pirlau, a South Carolina fish and rice stew. Call (859) 309-3904 or go to

■ Cameron Irvin, executive chef at CastlePost, will be the guest chef Thursday at Dinner at Wingspan art gallery. The four-course prix fixe dinner is $40 and includes a choice of seared diver ­scallops with vegetable confetti or braised veal bourguignon. Wingspan Gallery, 191 Jefferson Street, serves dinner once a month. The reservations deadline is noon Tuesday. Call (859) 225-5765.

New menus, items and hours

■ Jeremy Simpson, the new chef at Bellini’s, 115 West Main Street, has created a new menu for fall. It includes organic chicken or veal marsala, roast pork stuffed with rabbit and chorizo, pan-roasted halibut with parsnip purée, and rabbit leg with ricotta ­gnocchi. Simpson, a graduate of Sullivan ­University in Louisville, has worked at Jack Fry’s, Basa and Avalon in ­Louisville. Call (859) 388-9583.

Ramsey’s Diner is celebrating its second annual fall harvest festival. In addition to 22 side items, the menu includes sweet pickled beets, Parmesan deep-fried corn on the cob, organic baked acorn squash and sweet ­potatoes, and sweet potato casserole. The ­produce is from Abell Organics in Scott County. Ramsey’s has four locations. Go to

The Dish, 438 South Ashland Avenue, has a new fall menu that includes pan-seared sea scallops on a bed of blanched julienne celery root, lemon-honey brined and roasted airline chicken breast, and pork cheeks slow-cooked in apple juice. The patio, which has a fireplace and heaters, will remain open for a few more weeks. Call (859) 317-8438 or go to

Della’s has added a dish to its breakfast and brunch menu. The Nola Bell, named for owner Tom Morris’ grandmother, features two biscuits topped with sausage, fried green tomatoes, eggs and Hollandaise sauce. Della’s, 124 North Upper Street, now carries locally produced Marlow ­Granola. Call (859) 281-1141.

Stinky & Coco’s, 1 North Main Street, Winchester, will be open for ­dinner starting next week. Dinner will be served until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Call (859) 744-8100 or go to ­ The restaurant opens at 6 a.m. Monday through Saturday.

■ Alice and Greg Keller have taken two Kentucky favorites and jazzed them up to make them specialties at JK’s Café, 50 South Main Street, Winchester. “We don’t use the traditional Mornay sauce on the hot Brown, but we do use country ham,” Greg Keller said. “We’ve gotten great reviews on our burgoo, which is close to Keeneland’s.” Call (859) 744-4255.

Detroit Famous Coney Island, known for its giant fish sandwich, now is making the sandwich with whitefish from the northeastern United States. “It’s a better quality of fish,” owner Charles Martha said. Locations are 825 Lane Allen Road, (859) 278-3982, and 1301 Winchester Road, (859) 280-9138. Go to


Thai Orchid Café, 1030 South ­Broadway, is offering a lineup of fall dishes for the weekend, including butter­nut squash and coconut soup, pumpkin curry, and caramel apple roti. Call (859) 288-2170 or go to

Sarah’s Corner Cafe BBQ, 4300 Winchester Road, offers a plate lunch special for $5.95. Call (859) 309-1220.

Rossi’s Restaurant is featuring fresh oysters prepared a variety of ways through October. Also, the restaurant, at 1060 Chinoe Road, has a new wine and martini list. Call (859) 335-8788 or go to

■ Weekend specials at The Julep Cup, 111 Woodland Avenue, include ­Berkshire pork loin with pumpkin ­gnocchi, sweetbreads with charcuterie sauce, and andouille-dirty rice-stuffed quail. Call (859) 226-0300.


■ Four awards were presented to marketplace exhibitors at the Kentucky Proud Incredible Food Show on Saturday. Judges chose the best sweet, savory and booth display, and show attendees voted for their favorite product.
Best sweet: Applecreek Orchards; honorable mention: Lexington ­Chocolate Co.
Best savory: Kentucky Specialty Sauces; honorable mention: Good ­Shepherd Cheese.
Best booth display: Hillbilly ­Specialties; honorable mention: ­Howard’s Creek Authentic Beer Cheese.
People’s Choice Award: Dad’s ­Favorites.
Gail Greer of Lexington won the God’s Pantry March Madness Dream Dinner, to be prepared by Jonathan Lundy, chef/owner of Jonathan at Gratz Park. Visit

Farmers market report

Bluegrass Farmers Market will have tomatoes, heirloom beans, pumpkins, squash, eggplant, garlic, baked goods and mums. The market is open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at 3450 Richmond Road, in the parking lot of Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs. Go to

Woodford County Farmers Market will have customer appreciation day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Versailles’ Courthouse Square. Farmers will have tomatoes, greens, peppers, beans, pumpkins, squash, gourds, baked goodies, homemade breads, beer cheese, fresh eggs and honey. The market also is open 3 to 6 p.m. Monday on Main Street in Midway.

Restaurant specials for Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday is a big family day for restaurants and an opportunity to add a little springtime to their menus. Here are places that are offering something special for the holiday, on Sunday.
■ Breaking Bread Café with Jazz, 17 Wainscott Street, in Winchester will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Choice of one meat, three vegetables and dessert is $8.99. The restaurant is in the People Helping People building. Call (859) 771-6108 or (859) 745 6813.
■ The Julep Cup, 111 Woodland Avenue, will be open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., serving brunch and dinner. The menu includes roasted leg of lamb, salmon croquettes and eggs Benedict. Call (859) 226-0300.
■ Stonefence Bistro, 730 Main Street in Paris, is normally closed on Sundays but will open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Easter brunch. The menu features half rack of lamb, honey-orange glazed ham and chocolate French toast. Items are priced under $13. Call (859) 402-2009.
■ Three Suns Bistro, 298 East Brannon Road, in Brannon Crossing, Jessamine County, will serve brunch 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The menu includes leg of lamb with mint sauce, turkey breast with sage dressing, and pecan fried chicken. Cost is $25. Call (859) 245-0048 or go to
■ Varden’s, 509 Main Street, in Paris will serve an Easter buffet 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Included are pork tenderloin, hot Brown, and filet of sole, Cost is $24.95. Call (859) 987-4700 or go to
■ Wayne Masterman’s group of restaurants will have specials along with their regular dinner menus. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Portofino, 249 East Main Street, (859) 253-9300, and at Summit, 1097 Duval Street, (859) 271-1400. Frankfort’s Serafini, 243 West Broadway, is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; call (502) 875-5599.
Let the cooks at the Greek Orthodox Church make something special for your Easter feast at home. Stop by the church’s annual pastry sale for spanakopita, baklava, and ravani cake. The bake sale is 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the church, 920 Tates Creek Road. Call (859) 245-4057 or (859) 223-6267.
Wine in Wonderland at Heard It Through the Grapevine features cuisine from 35 restaurant and caterers. The party will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Crowne Plaza Campbell House, 1375 South Broadway. Tickets are $85. Call (859) 257-3221 or go to
One of the vendors at Heard it Through the Grapevine will be Dad’s Favorites. Guests can sample four cheese spreads: Swiss cheese, smokey pimento cheese, chipotle cheddar and asiago sun dried tomato. The product now is available at Jungle Jim’s in Cincinnati. Call (859) 276-0001.
Thai Orchid Café, 1030 South Broadway, is celebrating Songkran, the Thai New Year. Five special noodle dishes will be served Monday through April 18.
“In Thai and Chinese cultures, noodles represent happiness and long life,” chef Toa Veerasethakul Green said.
Included are spaghetti noodles stir-fried with ground beef in a spicy basil sauce, and egg noodles with topped with shrimp, scallops and calamari in a spicy seafood broth. Call (859) 288-2170 or go to
Lexington Farmers Market opens at 7 a.m. Saturday at its new location, in Cheapside Park. Vendors will be selling spring greens and lettuces, hydroponic tomatoes, organic and natural meats, honey, eggs, cheeses, breads, herbs and spices, chocolates, sorghum, plants, flowers and wool products.
Woodford Reserve’s Picnic on the Porch will feature sandwiches, salads and desserts handmade by Wallace Station. The lunches will be served 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday through October on the terrace at the Visitor Center. The distillery is at 7855 McCracken Pike, Versailles. Call (859) 879-1812.
Cold Stone Creamery has a new line of frozen and iced coffee treats. The drinks will be priced at $1.99 through June 2. The iced and blended coffees come in five flavors, including sweet cream latte and raspberry truffle mocha latte. They’re also available in a light versions. The Lexington store is at 2337 Sir Barton Way. Call (859) 243-0694.